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Fall of the Kingdom, Rise of the Foot Soldier

Somalia Seaton

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2f, 3m, 3m or f

A racially-motivated attack on a student forces her teacher to confront the uncomfortable truth lurking beneath the community.

Fall of the Kingdom, Rise of the Foot Soldier

by  Somalia Seaton

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 3m, 3m or f
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
'This is our England.'
In a country where protectionism masquerades as patriotism, a new national identity is being forged. Nostalgic notions of Englishness fracture as the rallying cries of a new generation are heard on the streets. In London, an attack on a student forces her teacher to confront the uncomfortable truth lurking beneath the veneer of community cohesion.
Somalia Seaton peels away the privileged ignorance of our middle-class to expose the deep wound of cultural tension cutting through modern England.
History
The Other Place, Royal Shakespeare Company

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2f, 3m, 3m or f
Cast Attributes
  • Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)
  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Ensemble cast
  • Multicultural casting
Aisha (Black British, F, 17)
Archie (White English, M, 41)
Hawkins (White English, F, 39)
Shabz (Pakistani British, F, 40)
Chorus (A chorus of 3. Mixed ages. Various ethnicities. Should be played by an all female chorus or an all male chorus)

Press

'When it hits, it hits hard...at its best, Seaton's play lays out the complexities of contemporary political views... a compelling piece of drama' The Stage

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Somalia Seaton

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